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Changing the Trajectory of Cognitive Decline?

Source: M. S. Albert, August 2nd 2007; The New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 357:502-503, August 2, 2007, Number 5

“Delaying the onset of cognitive decline and reducing cognitivedecline once it has begun have become increasingly importantwith the aging of the population. Age-related changes in cognitivefunctions such as memory occur even among healthy persons andhave been seen in humans, nonhuman primates, and rodents.  Moreover,several neurodegenerative disorders that cause cognitive declineare increasingly prevalent with age. The most common neurodegenerativedisorder is Alzheimer’s disease: about 5 million people in theUnited States have Alzheimer’s disease, and current estimatesindicate that about 16 million people will have the diseasein 40 years []“

Link: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/357/5/502

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